Posts Tagged Europe

Platini mulls allowing only women, kids at games

Manchester City players and CSKA players play in front of empty stands during the Champions League Group E soccer match between CSKA Moscow and Manchester City at Arena Khimki stadium in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday Oct. 21, 2014. CSKA have to play 3 matches behind closed doors after as punishment for the bad behaviour of their fans last season. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

LONDON (AP) — UEFA President Michel Platini is mulling whether to allow only women and children into matches rather than completely closing stadiums as punishment for supporters’ racist abuse.

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Nadal into quarterfinals; Federer into 2nd round

Spain's Rafael Nadal returns a ball to France's Pierre-Hugues Herbert during their round of sixteen match at the Swiss Indoors tennis tournament at the St. Jakobshalle in Basel, Switzerland, on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014.  (AP Photo/Keystone,Georgios Kefalas)

BASEL, Switzerland (AP) — After Rafael Nadal reached the Swiss Open quarterfinals in 57 minutes with a 6-1, 6-1 win against Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert, top-seeded Roger Federer crushed Gilles Muller of Luxembourg 6-2, 6-1 in just 46 minutes to reach the second round on Wednesday.

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Annie Lennox embraces jazzy ‘Nostalgia’

In this Oct. 9, 2014 photo, musician Annie Lennox poses for a portrait during an interview in Los Angeles to promote her new CD "Nostalgia." (Photo by Casey Curry/Invision/AP)

LONDON (AP) — How do you follow in the footsteps of Frank Sinatra and Ray Charles without sinking in the footsteps of Frank Sinatra and Ray Charles? The answer, for Annie Lennox at least, is to throw out, to the greatest degree possible, the work of these giants and tackle some of their classics anew: no use of their phrasing, their arrangements, their orchestral sheets allowed.

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World No. 1 Novak Djokovic welcomes baby boy

In this Feb. 6, 2012, file photo, tennis player Novak Djokovic, right, arrives with his then-girlfriend Jelena Ristic for the Laureus World Sports Awards in London. The top-ranked tennis player tweeted that he and his wife, Jelena, were celebrating the birth of their first child _ a boy named Stefan. "Stefan, our baby angel was born!" Djokovic posted on Twitter early Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, File)

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Novak Djokovic is a proud father.

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Alpine climax for 2015 Tour de France

This higher resolution image provided Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014 by the Tour de France organizers Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO), shows a map displaying the route for the 2015 Tour De France. Starting in Utrecht, Netherlands, on July 4 2015, the 102nd Tour ends 22 days later, as is traditional, on the Champs-Elysees in Paris. (AP Photo/ASO)

PARIS (AP) — The punishing hairpin climb to the Alpe d’Huez ski station high in the French Alps will provide the dramatic climax for the 2015 Tour de France, before cycling’s showcase race sweeps into Paris for its traditional finish in front of cheering crowds on the Champs-Elysees.

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